Network Resources

We work hard to serve our local communities. Here, find reports, data, research, and other resources we’ve created to guide our efforts.

Health and Food Statistics in Hermosa and Belmont Cragin: A data-driven brief analyzing a handful of hunger and health challenges and describing how community garden programs could address those challenges in Belmont Cragin and Hermosa, two Chicago Community Areas within NFPN’s service area. Created November 2019 by AmeriCorps VISTA Ryan Maia.

Community Resource Guide: Comprehensive guide for referring local clients to services such as employment, public benefits, shelters, etc. Updated in April 2017 by Crystal Vargas. Uploaded to Google Docs.

Food As Medicine- Linking Hunger Relief with Healthcare: Report that showcases Chicago and other cities to explain how emergency food sites can provide health services on-site, vice-versa, and why it’s important. Updated in February 2018 by Laura Yepez.

Volunteer Resource Guide: Created as a training resource for managing volunteers, interns and fellows, and finding new personnel to fit the needs of your food program. Updated in January 2017 by Margot Nitschke. Uploaded to Google Docs.

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Community Referral Program – 2017 Report: Summary of the successes, challenges, and data from the 2016-7 cycle of the NFPN’s Community Referral Program. Updated in April 2017 by Crystal Vargas.

NFPN Annual Report – 2016: Summary of accomplishments of the year 2016 and goals for 2017.